has worked in the field of arts and culture for thirty-five years in the voluntary sector and local government, for an MP and most recently for the Greater London Authority
. He worked on the project team for the Rich Mix Centre in Bethnal Green
from 2002 to 2004 and for Central Arts Trust in Waltham Forest
from 2004-5. From 2005-8 he was Chair of Apex Arts (the Arts Council for Waltham Forest), and was made an Honorary Life Member on retiring. He is currently a trustee/director of Voluntary Action Waltham Forest.
Now working as a freelance arts consultant, he also reviews fiction and theatre for the monthly online LGBT magazine Polari magazine. He has lived in the London Borough of Waltham Forest since January 2004. He is actively involved in River Cultures and the Walking proud project. He is a former board trustee of the LGBT Consortium.